NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 27, 2014
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(Moscow: Stephanie Gosk) Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealing a covert program allowing British spies to tap into social media, including Facebook and YouTube, to give insight into future events examined; details given about how Britain predicted an Arab Spring rally in Bahrain. [Counterterrorism expert Michael LEITER- says social media are critical to understanding social movements.] [ACLU Chris SOGHOIAN- objects to the government’s monitoring of Facebook.] [Information security lawyer Marc ZWILLINGER- says governments can tap into the network infrastructure that’s carrying all the data.]
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